Katie Tipper-McWhorter


Katie Tipper-McWhorter is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, where she earned her law degree in 2012. While in school, she participated in the Moot Court Team, and was a finalist in the Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition in 2012. Ms. Tipper-McWhorter also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in French from Southern Methodist University.

Ms. Tipper-McWhorter’s practice focuses on fiduciary duty litigation and complex commercial litigation. She routinely handles cases involving breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and misrepresentation, contract claims, DTPA litigation, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, probate and trust litigation, and professional liability. She has experience representing multi-national Fortune 500 companies, commercial real estate developers and landlords, oil and gas consulting firms, trust officers, banking institutions, and high net-worth individuals in all matters of estate and trust litigation.

A Houston native, Ms. Tipper-McWhorter is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts. She is a member of the Texas and Houston Bar Associations, the Association of Women Attorneys Houston Chapter, and the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

Prior to working with Hicks Thomas LLP, Ms. Tipper-McWhorter served as an associate at another law firm in Texas, where she first joined the team as a law clerk in 2011. She also completed an internship in 2010 with The Honorable Diane Bull at Harris County Criminal Court in Houston.

Outside of her practice, Ms. Tipper-McWhorter enjoys traveling, reading, painting, and playing golf. She is also an avid supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and has volunteered her time as a team captain for the 2016 “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign, which raises funds for blood cancer in honor of LLS survivors. She has also served as a volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital.


  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2012)
  • Southern Methodist University (B.A., 2008)


Nominated for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year in 2014

Professional Associations

  • Sits on the board for Our Lady of Guadalupe School
  • Junior League of Houston
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys Houston Chapter

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